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Balance & Fall Prevention

Prevent Falls & Experience Life Fully

As you get older, the chances of suffering from a fall increase. The severity of falls can range from a minor disability to more serious consequences. It is estimated that 1 in 3 seniors above age 65 and nearly 1 in 2 seniors over age 80 will fall at least once a year, leading to disability. This is not something that should be taken lightly.

 

You don’t have to be a part of this statistic.

Common Causes of Falls

Dizziness

Decreased Mobility

Difficulty Walking

Poor Balance

Strokes

Parkinson’s

Multiple Sclerosis

Guillain-Barre

Peripheral Neuropathy

Generalized Weakness

Use of Assistive Devices (Walkers, Canes) and More

About Balance and Fall Prevention Therapy

Falls, with or without injury, also carry a heavy quality of life impact. A growing number of older adults fear falling and, as a result, self-limit activities and social engagements. This can result in further physical decline, depression, social isolation, and feelings of helplessness.

 

This program was developed to give you the confidence to perform everyday activities safely. It helps you maintain independence and gives you confidence in mobility without the risk of falling.

 

It covers a wide variety of issues with the goal to improve your balance and stop the falls.

Get a free consultation with a therapist now!

What To Expect

A review of your medical history, medications

Feet and footwear assessment

Leg strength and flexibility testing

Assessment of your gait

Blood pressure and heart rate measurements while you change positions (from sitting to standing)

Specific balance, vestibular and coordination tests

Posture and vision assessment

Based on the evaluation results, our physical therapists will design an exercise and training program to improve your balance and strength as well as decrease fall risk.

Your Treatment May Include

Balance retraining, strength and coordination exercises to decrease weakness and improve sense of balance

Postural training, stretching and general conditioning exercises

Individualized coaching on safety, fall prevention and self-help techniques. Our physical therapists will teach you how to best manage your own risks for falling

Education on a home exercise program

If you have fear of falling, it will be important for you to talk with your physical therapist about it. Our therapists will work with you to determine whether there are activities that you should be doing to keep strong, as well as activities that you should avoid

Program Benefits

Improved ability of the brain to utilize all systems responsible for balance and adapt to specific movements

Improved flexibility, balance, coordination and strength

Decreased frequency of balance loss and falls

Improved quality of life

Decreased dependency on assistive devices (walkers, canes)

Schedule your free appointment!